Vauxhall is the latest British brand to reveal that it will focus entirely on full battery electric vehicles from 2028.
British car manufacturer Vauxhall is the latest company to announce going ‘all electric’ in the future and revealed a new version of the Opel Manta.
Vauxhall announced that a new, exciting, all-electric car – a modern day version of the Opel Manta – will be introduced mid-decade following on from the positive public reception to the Manta GSe ElektroMOD restomod concept.
Paul Willcox, Managing Director, said: “As of 2028, Vauxhall will only offer fully electric cars and vans in the UK. The future of the automotive industry is electric – and Vauxhall will lead that in this country. We are on a journey to reinvent Vauxhall and heading towards a net zero CO2 future – CO2 is the new currency in our industry.”
Today, the brand offers nine electric or electrified cars and vans with the Corsa-e, Mokka-e, Grandland PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid), Combo-e, Combo-e Life, Vivaro-e, Vivaro-e Life and Movano-e.
In the first half of this year, Corsa-e is the bestselling battery electric supermini and Vauxhall itself is the UK’s number one electric van manufacturer.
With the introduction of the all-electric Combo-e and Movano-e LCVs, Vauxhall will offer fully electric vans across its range by the end of 2021. Including the car range, the entire portfolio will offer electrified versions by 2024 and then move to fully electric in 2028.
This move to being all-electric follows the announcement that the Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire will become the first Stellantis plant to produce solely electric vehicles when the Combo-e LCV and passenger version (together with their partner vehicles) go into production at the historic site at the end of next year.
Making vehicles in the UK since 1903, they are the oldest and most familiar of Britain’s automotive manufacturers. Its philosophy is to build vehicles that are relevant to all. It’s two manufacturing plants in Ellesmere Port and Luton produced 120,000 cars and vans in 2019, and its sales accounted for 7.5 per cent of the UK market.
Vauxhall is part of Stellantis NV, a global leader created for the new era of sustainable mobility as a result of the merger between Groupe PSA and FCA Group in January 2021.
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